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Third-line ARVs could widen treatment gap in Zimbabwe

HARARE, 12 March 2013 (PLUSNEWS) - HIV/AIDS activists in Zimbabwe have welcomed the government's move to address the problem of HIV drug resistance by introducing third-line antiretroviral drug (ARVs). But it remains unclear how the cash-strapped…

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PlusNews
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12 Mar 2013

Zimbabwe

Cervical cancer a major threat to HIV-positive women

HARARE, 8 February 2013 (PLUSNEWS) - HIV-positive women are living longer, but are now dying of cervical cancer. In Zimbabwe, cervical cancer is now the most common cancer among women, particularly those living with HIV. Activists…

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PlusNews
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08 Feb 2013

Zimbabwe

Still struggling with drug shortages

HARARE, 11 January 2013 (PlusNews) - Chronic shortages of generic and antiretroviral drugs, stock-outs, high medication costs, and long distances to clinics are some of the hurdles people face in their quest to access essential medicines…

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News and Press Release
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PlusNews
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11 Jan 2013

Zimbabwe

Nurses step up to initiate HIV treatment

HARARE, 16 October 2012 (PLUSNEWS) - Faced with the ambitious target of reaching 85 percent of people in need of HIV treatment by the end of 2012, the Zimbabwean government has announced that nurses will be…

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News and Press Release
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PlusNews
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16 Oct 2012

Zimbabwe

Activists slam poor management of ARV supply

HARARE, 1 August 2012 (PlusNews) - HIV/AIDS activists in Zimbabwe have criticized the government's poor management of the national HIV treatment programme after an audit revealed that life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) drugs expired on the shelves of…

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News and Press Release
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PlusNews
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01 Aug 2012

Zimbabwe + 8 more

Southern Africa: TB preventative therapy scorecard

JOHANNESBURG, 23 March 2012 (PLUSNEWS) - Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading killer of HIV-positive people globally. Almost 15 years ago the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS recommended that people living with HIV be given isoniazid…

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News and Press Release
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PlusNews
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23 Mar 2012

Zimbabwe

Doubts over door-to-door testing campaign

HARARE, 15 March 2012 (PLUSNEWS) - Zimbabwe's ambitious plan to offer an HIV test to every household in the country is not yet under way but is already being met with scepticism by activists who feel…

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News and Press Release
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PlusNews
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15 Mar 2012

Zimbabwe

Improved AIDS levy collections fill part of funding gap

HARARE, 3 February 2012 (PLUSNEWS) - With global funding for HIV/AIDS on the decline, Zimbabwe's innovative AIDS levy - a 3 percent tax on income - has become a promising source of funding for the…

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News and Press Release
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PlusNews
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03 Feb 2012

Zimbabwe

Food voucher scheme benefits HIV-positive people

HARARE, 20 October 2011 (PlusNews) - Vulnerable people living with HIV in Zimbabwe are benefiting from an electronic voucher scheme being used to fight malnutrition among people on antiretroviral (ARV) therapy and their families by providing…

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News and Press Release
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PlusNews
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20 Oct 2011

Zimbabwe + 2 more

Rate of male circumcision speeds up

HARARE, 4 July 2011 (PLUSNEWS) - Zimbabwe has set a goal of circumcising 1.2 million men by 2015 - a bold target for a country that has been slow to get its circumcision programme off the…

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News and Press Release
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PlusNews
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05 Jul 2011